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Welcome to the new Online Articles page of Musical Theatre Resources! Here, you will find links to a variety of FREE online articles and interviews about musical theatre singing, acting, coaching, auditioning, and more. All of these fantastic resources were written by experts in the field, and they are legally hosted outside of this site. Make sure to check this page frequently for updates!
Musical Theatre Voice Training & Voice Science Articles
- Edwin, Robert. “Belt is Legit.” Journal of Singing 64 (2007): 213-215.
- Edwin, Robert. “A Broader Broadway.” Journal of Singing 59 (2003): 431-432.
- Edwin, Robert. “Cross Training for the Voice.” Journal of Singing 65 (2008): 73-76.
- LoVetri, Jeannette. “Classical and Contemporary Commercial Music: a Comparison.” A Dictionary for the Modern Singer (2014)
- LoVetri, Jeannette. “The Confusion About Belting: A Personal Observation.” NYSTA Voice Prints, Sept/Oct 2012.
- LoVetri, Jeannette. “Contemporary Commercial Music: More than One Way to Use the Vocal Tract.” Journal of Singing 58 (2002): 249-252.
- LoVetri, Jeannette. “The Necessity of Using Functional Training in the Independent Studio.” Journal of Singing 70 (2013): 79–86.
- Weekly, Edrie Means, and Jeannette LoVetri. “Follow-up contemporary commercial music (CCM) survey: Who’s teaching what in nonclassical music.” Journal of Voice 23 (2009): 367-375.
- White, Andrew. “Belting as an Academic Discipline.” American Music Teacher 60 (2011): 22-24.
- “An Introduction to Estill Voice Training” (NYSTA VOICEPrints/Steinhauer, K.)
- “Coaching Vocal Athletes: Taking Care of Young Voices” (Leborgne, W., Dal Vera, R.)
- “Deciphering Vocal Demands for Today’s Broadway Leading Ladies” (Journal of Singing/Freeman, W., Green, K., Sargent, P.)
- “The Expert Guide to Vocal Health; Broadway Professionals Share Their Secrets” (Playbill)
- “Integrative Links: Voice and Dance in Performances” (Melton, J.)
- “In Support of Contemporary Commercial Music Voice Pedagogy” (Journal of Singing/American Academy of Teachers of Singing)
- “Meet Liz Caplan, the Vocal Coach Behind the Tony Award-Winning Stars of Hedwig, Aladdin and Les Miz” (Playbill Interview)
- “The Science of a Healthy Career for the Hard-Living Broadway Singer” (NewsWorks/Intagliata, C.)
- “Teaching Young Musical Theater Singers in a College
Training Program” (NYSTA VoicePrints/Saunders-Barton, M.)
- “To belt, or not to belt?: Comparative methodologies for teaching musical theatre singing” (Gerbi, E.)
- “Vocal Health on Broadway & Beyond: Musical Directors, Volume 1” (ContemporaryMT/Sisco, D.)
- “Vocal Health on Broadway & Beyond: Singing Actors, Part I” (ContemporaryMT/Sisco, D.)
- “Vocal Technique for Musical Theatre Singers” (Stage Directions/Causey, T.)
- “The Voice Behind the Voices: Top Vocal Coach Liz Caplan” (BlackBook Interview)
- “The Well Spoken Singer” (Saunders-Barton, M.)
- “What It Takes to Train a Broadway Star” (NewYork.com/Sheward, D.)
- “Why It’s Time to Add Pop/Rock to Your Voice Studio” (NYSTA VOICEPrints/Edwards, M.)
Musical Theatre Voice Science Articles & Studies
- “A Classical Pedagogue Explores Belting” (Journal of Singing/McCoy, S.)
- “Comparing Belt and Classical Techniques
Using MRI and Video-Fluoroscopy” (Journal of Singing/Popeil, L.)
- “Comparisons of Pharynx, Source, Formant, and Pressure Charactetistics in Operatic and Musical Theatre Singing” (Journal of Voice/Sundberg, J., Gramming, P., LoVetri, J.)
- “Preliminary Study on the Ability of Trained Singers to
Control the Intrinsic and Extrinsic Laryngeal Musculature” (Journal of Voice/LoVetri, J., Lesh, S., Woo, P.)
MUSICAL THEATRE REPERTOIRE ARTICLES
- “5 Types of Songs You Should Have in Your Audition Book” (Backstage/Byrne, A.)
- “35 Questions to Determine the Perfect Audition Song” (Backstage/Byrne, A.)
- “16 of the Most Overdone Women’s Audition Songs” (NewMusicalTheatre/Hoke, A.)
- “The Most Popular Plays and Musicals” (NPR/Nadworny, E.)
- “Over 70 Actors Share Their Audition Songs” (Playbill)
MUSICAL THEATRE AUDITIONING ARTICLES
- “21 Things to Make Casting Directors Happy in the Audition Room” (Backstage/Garcia, R.B.)
- “26 Reasons Why You Didn’t Get the Part” (Backstage/Berman, A.J.)
- “The 4 Key Elements to Determining Type” (Backstage/McLanaghan, K.)
- “Backstage Experts Answer: What Belongs on an Actor’s Résumé?” (Backstage/R. Strassberg)
- “Casting Director Bernard Telsey on Audition Essentials” (Playbill Interview)
- “Casting Directors Duncan Stewart and Benton Whitley Talk Headshots, Audition Room Energy, Actor-Musicians and Social Media” (Playbill Interview)
- “Casting Director Tara Rubin On Auditioning for Long-Running Shows, First Impressions, Callback Pitfalls and More” (Playbill Interview)
- “Interview with Artist Sheri Sanders: ROCK THE AUDITION” (Contemporary MT/Sisco, D.)
- “Kinky Boots‘ Jerry Mitchell on Training, Bringing Your Personality to the Audition and the “It-Factor” (Playbill Interview)
- “Music Director Mary-Mitchell Campbell on Vocal Embellishment, Actor-Musician Relationship, Networking and More” (Playbill Interview)
- “Notes On Notes: Talking To Your Audition Accompanist” (On Stage/Katz, N.)
- “Tony and Grammy Award-Winning Book of Mormon and Wicked Music Director and Orchestrator Stephen Oremus” (Playbill Interview)
- “Tony-Winning Spring Awakening Director Michael Mayer on Auditioning and Directing” (Playbill Interview)
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– Kevin Michael Jones